January 23, 2012 | by Charles West
It’s been a little over a week since owners of the Asus Transformer Prime received not only Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), but a fix for the tablet’s dismal GPS performance. Well, apparently this GPS fix went wrong for some. Word is, users are still experiencing poor performance, with some even stating that the GPS no longer works in ICS when it did prior to the update. Bummer.
Since the tabs launch, most people assumed the problem was associated with the Prime’s metal back plate, saying how it was interfering with the GPS radio. Of course, no one knows this to be true, but it seems less likely because satellite information is provided by a data connection (WiFi). Whatever the problem is it’s still unacceptable, people paid a lot of money for this device and they expect everything to be fully functional (as they should).
I hate to admit it, but this is the root of fragmentation. These weird things tend to happen when both software and hardware are made apart instead of being made together. That said, who cares. I never understood the point of adding GPS to a tablet. Seriously, what’s the point? The Prime is still a kick-ass Android slate that’s in high demand, and it’s worth every penny Asus charges for it (just my opinion).
Transformer Prime owners out there, are any of you experiencing GPS issues with your tab?